William Wordsworth (7 April 1770 – 23 April 1850) was a major English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature with their joint publication Lyrical Ballads (1798).
Wordsworth’s magnum opus is generally considered to be The Prelude, a semi-autobiographical poem of his early years that he revised and expanded a number of times. It was posthumously(মৃত্যুর পরে প্রকাশিত) titled and published, before which it was generally known as “The poem to Coleridge”. Wordsworth was Britain’s Poet Laureate from 1843 until his death from pleurisy(কণ্ঠ ও ফুসফুসের সূক্ষ্ণ ঝিল্লির প্রদাহজনিত গুরুতর ব্যধি, বক্ষগ্রহ) on 23 April 1850. He is a lake poet, and also called “The poet of nature”, “Poet of children”
Best Known works of William Wordsworth
Michael: A pastoral poem of Lyrical Ballads.
The prelude: এটি কবির Magnum Opus, একটি আত্নচরিত মূলক গ্রন্থ। কবির বোন Dorothy Wordsworth লেখা চিঠিতে তিনি এটির নাম উল্লেখ করেছিলেন “The poem on the growth of my own mind” হিসাবে। তাঁর মৃত্যুর পরে তার স্ত্রী Mary নামকরণ করেন- The prelude হিসাবে।
Lucy: Lucy Gray is a poem written by William Wordsworth in 1799 and published in his Lyrical Ballads. It describes the death of a young girl named Lucy Gray, who went out one evening into a storm and was never found again.
The Excursion: A long poem.
Written In march: A poem.
Tintern Abbey : The full title of this poem is “Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey, on Revisiting the Banks of the Wye during a Tour. July 13, 1798. Wye নদীর তীরের টিনটার্ন মঠে লিখিত কয়েকটি লাইন।
The Recluse: (নিঃসঙ্গ বাসী বা একাকী )
The solitary Reaper: A poem in Lyrical Ballads.The poem functions to ‘praise the beauty of music and its fluid expressive beauty, the “spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings” that Wordsworth identified at the heart of poetry.
Ode:Intimations of Immortality: (Intimations-সংবাদ, জ্ঞাপন, সংবাদ, সূচনা)
To the Cuckoo: A poem.
Daffodil: “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” commonly known as “Daffodil” is a lyrical poem.
Lyrical Ballads: Lyrical Ballads, with a Few Other Poems is a collection of poems by William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Coleridge contributing only four poems to the collection, including one of his most famous works, “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”.
The Preface to the Lyrical Ballads: is an essay, composed by William Wordsworth, for the second edition of the poetry collection Lyrical Ballads,
Guide to the Lakes: more fully A Guide through the District of the Lakes, William Wordsworth’s travellers’ guidebook to England’s Lake District,
The Solitary Reaper is a poem of Lyrical Ballad
We are Seven: is a poem published in Lyrical Ballads. It describes a discussion between an adult poetic speaker and a “little cottage girl” about the number of brothers and sisters who dwell with her. The poem turns on the question of whether to count two dead siblings as part of the family.
Quotes William Wordsworth
1. Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.
2. Nature never did betray the heart that loved her.
3. Child is the father of man.
There is a profound meaning of the line in the poem ‘The Rainbow’ by William wordsworth. Actually in this line ‘child is the father of man’ the poet wants to say that man is the product of his habits and behaviour developed in the childhood.
4. Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting–Ode:Intimations of Immortality.
5. The music in my heart I bore, Long after it was heard no more.–The Solitary Reaper